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Fifth Annual CraftArt Festival a Success

Held for its fifth year last October at the University of Tampas beautiful, historic Plant Park, the CraftArt 2001 Festival was marked by unusually cool, crisp weather, very happy patrons and attendees, and a pleasant increase in total artists sales figures, despite everyones economic concerns amidst the September 11th tragedy.

Awards of Excellence ($1,000 each)

Fong Choo, ceramics (Louisville, KY)
Jaime Jo Fisher, jewelry (Dupo, IL)
Mary A. Jackson, basketry (Charleston, SC)
Dale Lewis, wood (Calera, AL)
Judi Wood, beading/fiber (West Palm Beach, FL)

Awards of Distinction ($500 each)

Obayana Ajanaku, jewelry (Avondale Estates, GA)
Kristin Holeman, jewelry (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Kevin Kuenzel, mixed media (Tampa, FL)
Melissa McClellan, mixed media/sculpture (Longwood, FL)
Phil Parker, mixed media/handmade paper (Flagler Beach, FL)
Roddy Brownlee Reed, ceramics (Tampa, FL)
Vincent Sansone, ceramics (Orlando, FL)
Celeste Simon, mixed media/wood (St. Petersburg, FL)
Chuck Solberg, ceramics (St. Paul, MN)
Jean Yao, basketry (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

2002 Show Highlights

New craft artists and old favorites return to the CraftArt 2002 show.

More New Artists

More new artists will be joining those crafts people who have exhibited in past shows.

Awards and Prizes

More than $20,000 in awards will be given to CraftArt Festival participants.

New: Emerging Artists Program

Five students from the Tampa Bay area will exhibit in an Emerging Artist category.

Artist Demonstrations

Lectures, demonstrations, and hands on activities will be available in the CraftAft 2002 Festival demonstration tent.

2001 CraftArt Festival a Success

Cool wearther and happy buyers made Fifth Annual CraftArt 2001 Festival a hit with artists.

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